Famous Chinese herbal doctor and tourist attraction dies

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Famous Chinese herbal doctor and tourist attraction dies

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The reputation of English-speaking He Shixiu, or “Dr Ho”, was enhanced after he featured in a New York Times article in 1986
The reputation of English-speaking He Shixiu, or “Dr Ho”, was enhanced after he featured in a New York Times article in 1986

Journalist Keith Lyons recalls the life of one of China’s most internationally recognised medical celebrities

A Chinese herbal doctor in a small village in south-west China who became a famous tourist attrac­tion has died a few years short of his centennial, New Zealand Doctor editor Barbara Fountain is one of the many thousands of travellers who have sought out Dr Ho at the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Herba, New Zealand Doctor editor Barbara Fountain is one of the many thousands of travellers who have sought out Dr Ho at the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Herbal Clinic by bike outside the town of Lijiang (circa 1990s)